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Lanacane cream is an over-the-counter topical analgesic used to provide temporary relief from skin irritations and minor pain. It can be used to relieve pain and itching associated with minor skin irritations such as insect bites, sunburn, poison ivy, and other similar conditions. It contains benzocaine as the active ingredient, which is a topical local anesthetic that works by numbing the nerve endings and reducing pain and itching.
Lanacane cream is a popular topical treatment for minor skin irritations. It is often used to help soothe and heal cuts, scrapes, burns, and sunburns. The cream can be used to protect the skin from further irritation or damage, as well as provide relief from itching and discomfort caused by bug bites or rashes. It has antibacterial properties, helping to prevent infection at the site of skin irritation.
Uses and Dosage
To use this medication correctly, follow these instructions:
- This medicine is meant for external use only, so do not take it by mouth.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Avoid getting the medicine in your eyes or mouth. If it accidentally gets in your eyes, rinse your eyes with plenty of cool tap water.
- Use the medication as directed on the label, at the same time every day. Do not use it more often than directed.
- Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area.
- If you are giving this medication to a child under 12 years of age, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider first.
- If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact a poison control center or emergency room right away.
- Note that this medicine is only for you and should not be shared with others.
Carefully follow these instructions to ensure that you are using the medication safely and effectively.
Be sure to read the instructions on the package and follow the recommended dosage and usage guidelines. Additionally, avoid using Lanacane Cream on large parts of your body or on deep wounds or burns, and do not apply it near your eyes or mouth. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult with a healthcare professional.
Serious Side Effects of Lanacane Cream (Benzocaine/Benzethonium Chloride – non-Rx):
- Bluish-colored lips, fingernails, or palms
- Dark urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- High fever
- Pale skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Sore throat
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth
Form and Strength
Lanacane Cream (Benzocaine/Benzethonium Chloride – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strengths:
Lanacane Cream: Cream
- Do not get the cream in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
- If treating a hand or nail infection, wash hands before use only and avoid getting the cream in your eyes.
- Wash your hands before and after using the cream.
- Do not use Lanacane Cream if you have recently had an NSAID or are taking medications that may interact with it.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (source
- Lanacane Cream is for external use only and should not be taken by mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Lanacane Cream on open wounds?
No, Lanacane Cream should not be used on open wounds or on deep puncture wounds.
Can I use Lanacane Cream on my face or in sensitive areas?
Use Lanacane Cream only on the affected area. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on the face unless directed by a healthcare provider.
Can Lanacane Cream be used on children?
Yes, it is generally safe to use Lanacane Cream on children over 2 years old. Always follow the instructions on the label or as directed by a healthcare provider.
Can I use other medications with Lanacane Cream?
Talk to your healthcare provider before using Lanacane Cream with other medications or if you have any medical conditions.
It's important to purchase Lanacane Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.